Suddenly, SPAM and BULK MAIL Flooding. What is happening?

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Tony, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest

    In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address after cancelling the
    service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public email address in the interim
    (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB mailbox they offered
    exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only a few emails in the bulk
    folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I emailed Ureach and told them
    of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied that only paying customers
    get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3 years of using this address
    without this ever happening.

    So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the first hours of creating it. I
    was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email" flooding recently?

    Tony
    Tony, Sep 24, 2003
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  2. swen virus
    Joel Whitburn, Jr., Sep 24, 2003
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  3. Tony

    youngstr11 Guest

    Yep Swen Virus
    I think it is a mutation of the sobig virus
    #1 on Trend Micro's Threat list, The worst part is even if you have your
    virus software up to date you still get your email box filled by others
    negligence to find out there system is riddled with viruses.
    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_SWEN.A

    The only Suggestion is to Block filter out emails with attachments from
    people you don't know. That should get rid of some of your spamming, I
    personally keep my email open and trend micro kills them as they come thru
    and I set up a filter to throw away the emails with the deleted attachments.

    Good Luck all

    "Tony" < > wrote in message
    news:...
    > In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address

    after cancelling the
    > service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public email

    address in the interim
    > (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB

    mailbox they offered
    > exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only a

    few emails in the bulk
    > folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I

    emailed Ureach and told them
    > of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied

    that only paying customers
    > get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3 years

    of using this address
    > without this ever happening.
    >
    > So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the

    first hours of creating it. I
    > was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email" flooding

    recently?
    >
    > Tony
    youngstr11, Sep 25, 2003
    #3
  4. Tony

    Tony Guest

    On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 03:31:33 GMT, "youngstr11" <> wrote:

    >Yep Swen Virus
    >I think it is a mutation of the sobig virus
    >#1 on Trend Micro's Threat list, The worst part is even if you have your
    >virus software up to date you still get your email box filled by others
    >negligence to find out there system is riddled with viruses.


    That is fine but it is a Yahoo mailbox. Are you saying that they have the virus? And my Ureach
    account too? I cannot block filter emails that are stored on a public external mail server. What
    does anyone do about that (including Hotmail and others).

    Tony


    >http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_SWEN.A
    >
    >The only Suggestion is to Block filter out emails with attachments from
    >people you don't know. That should get rid of some of your spamming, I
    >personally keep my email open and trend micro kills them as they come thru
    >and I set up a filter to throw away the emails with the deleted attachments.
    >
    >Good Luck all
    >
    >"Tony" < > wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address

    >after cancelling the
    >> service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public email

    >address in the interim
    >> (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB

    >mailbox they offered
    >> exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only a

    >few emails in the bulk
    >> folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I

    >emailed Ureach and told them
    >> of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied

    >that only paying customers
    >> get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3 years

    >of using this address
    >> without this ever happening.
    >>
    >> So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the

    >first hours of creating it. I
    >> was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email" flooding

    >recently?
    >>
    >> Tony

    >
    Tony, Sep 25, 2003
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  5. Tony

    youngstr11 Guest

    I don't see anything in yahoo that would allow you to filter attachments. I
    don't know what to tell you as for the other questions about who is emailing
    it to you go to the link below.

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_SWEN.A

    "Tony" < > wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 03:31:33 GMT, "youngstr11"

    <> wrote:
    >
    > >Yep Swen Virus
    > >I think it is a mutation of the sobig virus
    > >#1 on Trend Micro's Threat list, The worst part is even if you have your
    > >virus software up to date you still get your email box filled by others
    > >negligence to find out there system is riddled with viruses.

    >
    > That is fine but it is a Yahoo mailbox. Are you saying that they have the

    virus? And my Ureach
    > account too? I cannot block filter emails that are stored on a public

    external mail server. What
    > does anyone do about that (including Hotmail and others).
    >
    > Tony
    >
    >
    >
    >http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_SWEN.A
    > >
    > >The only Suggestion is to Block filter out emails with attachments from
    > >people you don't know. That should get rid of some of your spamming, I
    > >personally keep my email open and trend micro kills them as they come

    thru
    > >and I set up a filter to throw away the emails with the deleted

    attachments.
    > >
    > >Good Luck all
    > >
    > >"Tony" < > wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address

    > >after cancelling the
    > >> service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public

    email
    > >address in the interim
    > >> (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB

    > >mailbox they offered
    > >> exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only

    a
    > >few emails in the bulk
    > >> folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I

    > >emailed Ureach and told them
    > >> of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied

    > >that only paying customers
    > >> get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3

    years
    > >of using this address
    > >> without this ever happening.
    > >>
    > >> So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the

    > >first hours of creating it. I
    > >> was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email"

    flooding
    > >recently?
    > >>
    > >> Tony

    > >

    >
    youngstr11, Sep 26, 2003
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